Hilarie Burton is honoring the late Willie Garson in a everlasting means.
The “One Tree Hill” star, 39, posted a prolonged tribute to her pal on Instagram Wednesday, revealing that she had his phrases tattooed on her forearm earlier than flying to see him in his remaining days.
She additionally posted a sequence of photographs, together with one in all her wedding ceremony current from Garson when she married Jeffrey Dean Morgan in October 2019: a first-edition copy of “The Grapes of Wrath.”
“He would pay you the largest praise on the planet. Let you know that you just have been the neatest or prettiest or most proficient or that your e-book/present/recipe/charity, and so on mattered and was beneficial,” Burton wrote of her pal.
“And proper as you’d blush, he’d mood it with ‘alright, relax!’ After which laughter. He’d cease you earlier than you possibly can rebuff the praise.”
As for the “relax” tattoo inked in Garson’s handwriting on her forearm? “Earlier than I went to see him, I wanted him to understand how I felt. And @hudsonvalleytattooco was so sort and understanding and obtained me within the night time earlier than my flight,” she wrote.
“I needed Willie to know that I used to be carrying that ‘relax’ with me eternally.”
Many well-known mates expressed their condolences within the feedback, together with Morgan, who wrote, “Ah ma… f—kin’ hell. I like you. I like Willie… laborious to ‘relax’ at this time. We try.”
Garson, who performed the beloved Stanford Blatch on “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” died earlier this week amid a most cancers battle. He was 57.